Civil Society in Post-Qaddafi Libya

Date & Time April 22, 2013 12:00pm
IGL 3rd Floor, 96 Packard Ave, Medford, MA


Join Alison Coburn, CEO of Common Purpose International, for a brown bag lunch and discussion of Common Purpose's work in Libya.

Alison was one of the founders of Common Purpose in the UK. She played a key role in the growth of the organisation and in piloting the first Common Purpose courses in the UK.

Since 2000, Alison has been running Common Purpose International Under her leadership Common Purpose organisations have been established in France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and Turkey.

She is now leading Common Purpose’s work in ‘transition countries’. She has recently run a €2 million capacity building programme in Libya supported by the European Union in which over 1,600 people participated from across the country. In the MENA region her team launched Itijah a leadership venture that brings together leaders from European and Arab cities, and they piloted a leadership programme for young women in Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining Common Purpose, Alison worked for the BBC where she worked on the production of education and social affairs programmes for the national and local radio networks. Immediately before joining the BBC she worked in the arts and voluntary sectors in the UK.

Alison is a pioneering leader with extensive international experience. She has been working with leaders from across sectors, cultures and countries for 22 years to create high impact leadership development programmes. 

For more information on Common Purpose's capacity-building work in Libya, see here